Genre Archives: Adventure

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

November 20, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" embodies the themes of friendship, loyalty, dedication, and, ultimately, sacrifice. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has returned from the Capitol and from the clutches of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). The effects of having been tortured and brainwashed with [...]


October 16, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Goosebumps" is a thrill ride. If you enjoy a bit of mystery, suspense, monsters, fast-paced chases and close calls, then this movie is for you! It even features a romantic plot between two teens, Zach (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah (Odeya Rush). The plot centers around Zach and his mother, the new [...]

Little Savages

February 2, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
When Albie and his sister Tiffany go to their Aunt Jackie's for the summer because their parents are traveling, neither of them is pleased with the trip. Tiffany, a typical teenage girl, doesn't want to hang out with little brother. Albie, on the other hand, is a genius and has a hard time fitting [...]

K-9 Adventures: Legend of Lost Gold

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Kassie and her friends, along with her police dog Scoot, end up on a summer adventure to save the community center. When Kassie learns of the town of Heber's legend of gold, some strange events happen that make her believe the legend is true. The gang follow some clues to look for the treasure, [...]


October 9, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Pan" is a special-effects extravaganza, a rollicking ride into Neverland! “This isn’t the story you’ve heard before,” the narrator states in a voiceover at the beginning of this prequel, of sorts, to the legendary story of Peter Pan. Indeed. Blackbeard has been added to this story, and we [...]

Passage to Zarahemla

October 15, 2007
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Passage to Zarahemla" is a non-stop ride, complete with action, fighting, and good versus evil! The story opens with a scene of a young man apparently falling prey to another dimension, one with warriors. Then, the movie jumps ahead. A young woman named Kerra McConnell and her younger brother [...]

Max (2015)

June 25, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Max" is a "make-you-feel-good" movie for the family, especially for those ages twelve and up. Some of the characters, Max included, go through a few ordeals before things get ironed out in the end. Newcomer Josh Wiggins and veterans Thomas Haden Church and Lauren Graham all do commendable jobs in [...]

Jurassic World

June 12, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Jurassic World" is an eye-popping movie—truly visually stunning. The action starts slowly, but when it kicks in it's in high gear right away. It all starts with one dinosaur escaping his enclosure, which means people running, screaming, and even being eaten. The corporate suits had decided that [...]

The Return

September 1, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Return" is a fairy tale of sorts that symbolically represents the return of Christ one day for his bride, the church. The story revolves around a woman named Leah (Heather Ricks) who is forced into thievery by her master, the evil Dybbuk. His influence in the village of Nod is a powerful one. [...]

Paper Planes

September 1, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Dylan lives in Australia with his father, and his grandfather lives close by. When an assistant teacher comes to his class and asks them to make paper air planes, his is the one that goes the farthest! This makes Dylan eligible for the World Junior Paper Place Championship semi finials in Sydney. [...]